REUNION FOR FRIENDS ‘SISTERS’
Friends star Jennifer Aniston is coming back to television and she’s partnering with Reese Witherspoon. The pair will star in and produce a behind-the-scenes drama series about a TV morning show. Witherspoon, who won an Oscar for her role in Walk the Line, made a TV splash last season with Emmy-winning series Big Little Lies, which she starred in and produced with Nicole Kidman.
The new series marks a TV reunion for its stars: Witherspoon ( right) and Aniston ( left) played sisters on an episode of Friends. Landing the buzzed-about project represents a coup for the Apple streaming service, which says it’s ordered two seasons but hasn’t announced the show’s title, release date or whether the shows will be distributed on iTunes or a different platform.
The series is described as “an inside look at the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning, exploring the unique challenges faced by the women (and men) who carry out this daily televised ritual.”
It will draw on Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV by CNN correspondent Brian Stelter. The 2013 book relates the rivalry between NBC’s Today and ABC’s Good Morning America.
Stelter is a consultant on the drama, and Jay Carson ( House of Cards) is writing the pilot and is an executive producer along with Witherspoon and Aniston.